We have all experienced being bored by a non engaging lecture devoid of practical application. Maybe you have even throught: “What ever happened to engaging me the student, creating interaction and meaning? Why are the teacher using the presentation as talking points rather than a medium for active and engaging conversation and student involvement?
The easy way is of course to categorize this only as a human error. It is very easy point the finger at the teacher. But what about taking a closer look at the technology? In our opinion that is the big pink elephant in the room because of current presentation scheme is not digital at all. In fact we can trace its roots back to hand-painted images on glass, that were projected onto a wall using backlit glass - in the beginnings of 1600. Basically it has not evolved much. Most of us are used to being talked to, rather than being asked to share our own thoughts when attending lectures. But by pose a retorical question we see, who is it that needs to become smarter. It is the students. 21Present is a tool created for on purpose and that is to give teachers an easy but powerful tool that helps them be interactive.